Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Chiefs' DeVito's Retires after Nine Seasons in NFL

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Chiefs' DeVito's Retires after Nine Seasons in NFL

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Defensive end Mike DeVito on Monday officially hung up his playing cleats after nine seasons.

DeVito, who played the past three seasons for the Chiefs, announced in an essay for 92.9 FM The Drive, which is part of The Bangor Daily News and BDN Media Network.

"I want to thank the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs and all the amazing people I have met throughout my career," DeVito wrote. "To all my family, friends, and fans, thank you for making an average player feel like a Hall of Famer. And to the game of football, thank you for the past 18 years, all the memories, and the lessons that will continue to serve me for the rest of my life."

A steady defender against the run, the 6-foot-3, 305-pound DeVito originally entered the league in 2007 as an undrafted free agent out of Maine with the Jets, where he spent six seasons (2007-12). …

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